Why does my turkey taste like ham?
Is my palate so inexperienced that it doesnâ€™t know what turkey â€” and ham, for that matter â€” tastes like? Could it be that after all the mysterious processing, sliced smoked turkey and sliced ham would be hard to differentiate?
I asked my co-worker: â€śBob, why does my turkey taste like ham? to which he laughed at me and exclaimed, â€śYour turkey tastes like ham?! â€¦Well, anyway.â€ť This is Classic Bob. Heâ€™s one of the nicest people in the newsroom, but Iâ€™ve yet to get a clear, concise answer from him â€” a man who has worked with words for over 30 years.
So I took it a step further and asked him to try a piece of my sandwich meat. He did so and said, â€śUh huh, yeah, thatâ€™s turkey.â€ť
â€śReally? Well then what does ham taste like?â€ť I asked.
â€śWell, itâ€™s just different, Minal. Ham just has a different taste,â€ť he said.